Hoverboarding Dentist Receives 12-Year Prison Sentence for Fraud

An Alaskan dentist who was filmed riding a hoverboard while performing a patient’s procedure has been sentenced to 12 years in prison.

According to Anchorage Daily News, Seth Lookhart received his sentenced Monday, about eight months after he was convicted of 46 felony counts of Medicaid fraud as well as embezzlement, reckless endangerment, and illegal practice of dentistry. Lookhart gained national attention after he was seen in a video extracting a sedated patient’s tooth while on a hoverboard. The 2016 footage, which was taken by one of Lookhart’s employees, shows the dentist on the device as he quickly removes a tooth with forceps. He then rides the hoverboard into the hallway before raising his hands in the air. The video was reportedly taken without the patient’s consent.

ADN reports charges were filed against Lookhart in 2017, after his former employee told authorities he was increasing profits by using intravenous sedation

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Dentist Who Extracted Patient’s Tooth While on Hoverboard Jailed

A dentist who extracted a tooth from a patient while on a hoverboard has been sentenced to 12 years in prison.

Seth Lookhart, from Anchorage, Alaska, was filmed performing the procedure on a sedated woman while balancing on the board.

Video of the extraction, which court documents state was shared with people outside his dental practice, shows him turning away from the patient while on his hoverboard and riding off down a corridor while removing his gloves and lifting his arms into the air.

The patient, Veronica Wilhelm, said during Lookhart’s trial that she “obviously wouldn’t have approved” the procedure and described his actions as “dangerous”.

Another video showed Lookhart draining fluid from the abscess of a sedated and snoring patient after two of his teeth had been removed. During an interview as part of the investigation into Lookhart, the patient said he had not given anyone permission to film

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Dentist Kallangur, Prevent Dental Suite voted top 3 in category “The Best Dentist in Brisbane” – Press Release

Prevent Dental Suite is an affordable family dentist located in Kallangur North Brisbane. Due to their high quality of dental services the Three Best Rated, designated them as one of the top 3 in the category “The Best Dentist in Brisbane”.

Three Best Rated is a business recommendation site that selects what are considered to be the three best businesses within a category, such as dentists, for a given city. They select businesses based on several categories including reviews, pricing, value, trust, general excellence, and more.

“Whether it’s a nervous patient or a new patient, everyone feels relaxed after seeing us, and they visit us again and again,” said Prevent Dental Suite’s Principal Dentist, Dr Shilpa Gupta. With many years of clinical experience and exceptional skills, Dr Shilpa also loves dentistry and enjoys helping patients of all ages. She is very gentle and friendly in nature. She dedicates long hours

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Dentist killed in scooter-SUV collision in Chandigarh’s Sector 22

a motorcycle parked on the side of the road: The victim’s mangled scooter after it was hit by an SUV in Sector 22, Chandigarh. (Keshav Singh/HT)

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The victim’s mangled scooter after it was hit by an SUV in Sector 22, Chandigarh. (Keshav Singh/HT)

A 26-year-old dentist was killed after an SUV hit his scooter at the Aroma light point in Sector 22 on Thursday morning.

The car driver, Kompal Budhiraja, 40, resident of Sector 21, Chandigarh, fled the spot, leaving the vehicle behind. She was arrested later.

The deceased, Vishal Kapila, hailed from Una in Himachal Pradesh, and was living in Phase 3, Mohali. He worked as a dentist at a private clinic.

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Vishal Kapila, the deceased. ()

Police said he was on his way from Mohali to the Sector-17 IBST on his Honda Activa around 7.30pm. When he reached the Aroma light point, a Maruti Vitara Brezza, being driven by Budhiraja, hit him from the side. She was commuting from Sector 21 to Sector 22,

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Lincoln police to lodge more charges against dentist accused of sex assault; dental license suspended

a person sitting in a chair: John Begg (Lincoln police photo)

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John Begg (Lincoln police photo)

A Lincoln dentist who was arrested Sept. 10 on charges he sexually assaulted a patient faces more charges, according to the Lincoln Police Department.

The police have received additional complaints against John F. Begg, 85, and are charging him with two additional counts of second-degree sexual assault, according to police Capt. Philip Gould.

Meanwhile, the Rhode Island Department of Health has suspended Begg’s license, according to a spokesman.


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The Police Department received the complaints after it issued a news release Thursday on Begg’s arrest on a charge of sexual assault. That charge was lodged after a 68-year-old patient accused the dentist of groping her during an office visit on Aug. 31. The victim was not anesthetized, according to Gould.

Begg lives in Newport but owns and operates a dental practice at 246 Front St. in Lincoln, according to

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A Dentist Sees More Cracked Teeth. What’s Going On?

So what can we do?

You’d be surprised how many people are unaware that they’re clenching and grinding. Even patients who come into the office complaining of pain and sensitivity are often incredulous when I point it out. “Oh, no. I don’t grind my teeth,” is a refrain I hear over and over again, despite the fact that I’m often watching them do it.

Awareness is key. Are your teeth currently touching? Even as you read this article? If so, that’s a sure sign that you’re doing some damage — your teeth shouldn’t actually touch throughout the day at all unless you’re actively eating and chewing your food. Instead, your jaw should be relaxed, with a bit of space between the teeth when the lips are closed. Be mindful, and try to stop yourself from grinding when you catch yourself doing it.

If you have a night guard or retainer,

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Is it safe to go to the dentist right now? What to know before you go


Deciding if you should go to the dentist now is a personal choice — here’s what the WHO and the ADA have to say.

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If you’ve never been a fan of going to the dentist, then you may have an excuse to skip your routine visit this year — depending on your views about COVID-19 safety. Dental cleanings and check-ups are important to keep your mouth healthy and avoid costly procedures, like a root canal, down the line. But because of the coronavirus pandemic, there is conflicting guidance out there about whether or not you should still go to the dentist for non-emergency appointments.

The WHO released a statement in August recommending that people skip routine dental check ups and cleaning during the COVID-19 pandemic. It said you should only visit the

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Wahroonga Dentist Dr Andrew Freelander Announces The Launch Of His New Website – Press Release

Wahroonga, Australia – Dr Andrew Freelander, owner and founder of the Wahroonga Family Dental Centre, is pleased to announce the launch of his new website, which can be found at

The new website has been professionally built from the ground up. It features logical and straightforward navigation, a clean and modern interface, and, perhaps most importantly of all, has been designed to be mobile-friendly. A mobile-friendly website dynamically changes depending on the type of device the visitor is using to ensure that the site always displays correctly. This is critical in the modern business world, as search engine companies have recently reported that over 50 percent of website visits are now completed on mobile devices such as cell phones or tablets. 

Dr Andrew Freelander was very aware that his old website was no longer fit for purpose. He wanted to develop a new site that made engaging with

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How To Safely Go To The Doctor, Dentist, & OB-GYN During COVID-19

You’ve got your mask, your hand sanitizer, and your six-foot queuing protocol down pat, but you’ve had a migraine for three straight months, and think it’s time to get your GP involved. But is it safe to go to the doctor, dentist, or gynecologist right now? Coronavirus isn’t the only health issue in the world right now, and you still need to keep up with your health checks and any other medical issues that may have come up in quarantine.

“As states start to ease restrictions during the COVID-19 crisis, we’ve seen more and more healthcare offices opening for non-urgent visits,” Dr. Robert Quigley M.D., regional medical director for medical security firm International SOS, tells Bustle. “Despite the reopening of facilities, there are still preventive measures that should be implemented prior to and during a medical appointment during the pandemic.”

If your area is relatively OK in terms of case

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